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Rising Home Prices Continued to Boost Home Equity Gains in Q3

As U.S. home prices continue to rise, the share of homeowners who are considered “equity rich” continues to climb, while the share...

Home Prices Continued to Climb in September, Raising Affordability Concerns

U.S. home prices increased 0.4% in September compared with August and were up 3.5% compared with September 2018, according to CoreLogic’s home...

Consumer Confidence in Housing Market Dipped in October

American consumers lost some confidence in the housing market in October, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HSPI), which fell 2.7...

Low Mortgage Rates Helped Boost Homeownership Rate in Q3

The U.S. homeownership rate increased to 64.8% in the third quarter, up from 64.1% in the second quarter and up from 64.4%...

Home Prices Increased in August But the Slowdown Was Apparent

U.S. home prices increased 0.3% on an adjusted basis in August compared with July and were up 3.2% compared with August 2018,...

Freddie Mac: Housing Market Remains on Solid Ground

Despite the possibility of an economic slowdown, the housing market appears to be in good shape and mortgage originators should see increased...

Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in October but Job Market Remains Strong

The U.S economy added a better-than-expected 128,000 jobs in October, although the unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.6%, according to the U.S....

Pending Home Sales Increased in September, Spurred by Lower Mortgage Rates

Pending home sales increased 1.5% in September to reach a score of 108.7 on the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Pending Home...

Ribbon Raises $330 Million in Equity and Debt Financing

Ribbon, which aims to bring speed, transparency and certainty to the home buying process, has raised $330 million in equity and debt...

New Home Sales Dipped in September But Were Up Year-Over-Year

After increasing 7.1% in August, new home sales in September fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 701,000, a decrease of...

FHFA: U.S. Home Prices Increased 0.2% in August

U.S. home prices increased 0.2% in August compared with July and were up 4.6% compared with August 2018, according to the Federal...

Housing Starts Fell in September, Supply Still Not Keeping Pace with Demand

After jumping 12.3% in August, housing starts reversed course in September, falling 9.4% to an annual rate of 1.256 million. 

U.S. Housing Market Improved in August

August was a good month for the U.S. housing market: new and existing-home sales increased, housing starts jumped, the unemployment rate dropped...

Brian Montgomery Nominated to Serve as HUD Deputy Secretary

The Trump Administration has announced its intention to nominate Federal Housing Agency (FHA) Commissioner Brian Montgomery to serve as deputy secretary of...

Lower Mortgage Rates Helped Boost Home Affordability in September

Falling mortgage rates helped boost home affordability in September, Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor shows.In November 2018, when rates...

Consumer Confidence in Housing Market Fell in September

Despite low mortgage rates and slowing home price appreciation, consumer confidence in the housing market decreased 2.3 points in September to a...

Unemployment Rate Drops to 50-Year Low as House Hunters Get a Boost

The U.S. economy added 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% - the lowest it’s been since December...

Home Price Appreciation Continued to Slow in August

U.S. home prices increased 0.4% in August compared with July and were up 3.6% compared with August 2018, according to CoreLogic’s home...

Freddie Mac: Surging Refinances to Push Origination Volume to $2.1 Trillion in 2019

A surge of homeowners refinancing into a lower mortgage rates as well as strong homebuyer demand will push mortgage origination volume to...

Pending Home Sales Increased in August

Driven by low mortgage rates, pending home sales increased 1.6% in August compared with July to reach a score of 107.3 on...

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